economic inequality matters

Escalating Economic Inequity

Escalating Economic Inequity is one of UUSJ’s chosen priority issues.  We work with organizations and faith-based groups including the Unitarian Universalist Association,  the UU Service CommiteeUUs for a Just Economic CommunityCommon Cause, and Americans for Tax Fairness.

“We tend to treat changes in the economy as if they were like the weather—natural phenomena governed by forces beyond our control. Nothing could be further from the truth. We have chosen to live in a society with high unemployment and with income distribution that is becoming medieval. A tiny percentage of Americans owns most of the wealth. Meanwhile millions of willing and able people are without work. This did not just happen. We created this situation.”
—Unitarian Universalist Association former President

 

Resources:
Is This Class Warfare?
Why We Have A Wage-Inequality Problem
Thomas Frank, The Inequality Sweepstakes
What Killed The Middle Class?
Report: 74% Of Billionaire Wealth From Rent-Seeking
Nearly half of American children living near poverty line
How the Supreme Court made economic inequality a whole lot worse

UU Church of Fairfax, Virginia Escalating Inequality Project CSAI/Escalating Inequality materials and presentations: http://www.uucf.org/inequality

Topic Central Blog:
Fracking Ourselves To Death
Where’s the Public Voice?
The Public Good (Again) Loses to Private Gain
“Where to Invade Next?” See Michael Moore’s Movie
How Corporations and Politicians Lie With Numbers — and How Not to Be Fooled
Insanity Unleashed: Flint Version

Unitarian Universalist Resources

Income Inequality Resources

Worker Advocacy Resources

Money in Politics Resources

Occupy Resources